Myron Miller’s Ask the Moon,
who has been stabled at Keeneland since a few days after she ran sixth
in the Lady’s Secret (G1) on October 1 at Santa Anita, worked Wednesday
morning in preparation for her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’
Classic (G1) on November 4 at Churchill Downs. Trained by Marty Wolfson,
the 6-year-old Malibu Moon mare jogged a mile before breezing four
furlongs in :48.
was bucking and playing and really feeling good,” said Heather Irion,
Wolfson’s Keeneland assistant who rode Ask the Moon. “She did really
the Moon was claimed for $75,000 in June at Belmont Park and later won
the Grade 1 Ruffian Invitational and Personal Ensign Invitational at
a former jockey and trainer originally from Collinsville, Illinois, has
been overseeing five horses at Keeneland for Wolfson, marking the first
time the South Florida trainer has had a string here. The stable
includes Speak Easy Gal, nominated to Sunday’s Rood & Riddle
Dowager, and recent acquisition Ann of the Dance.
Farms (now owned by Myron and Robert Miller) purchased Ann of the
Dance, a 2-year-old daughter of English Channel, after she finished
ninth in Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades (G1) on October 7. Ann of the
Dance is being pointed at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2)
on November 4.
doing extremely well,” Irion said. “She is just doing everything
perfect. Marty is very excited to get her onto the turf because (she is
by turf champion) English Channel and her mother (Dans La Ville [CHI])
is a Grade 2 winner on turf. That’s exactly why he bought her. He feels
she’s going to improve a lot on the turf.”
of the Dance is scheduled to work over the Polytrack on Thursday at
roughly 7:30 or 8 a.m. Irion said the two Breeders’ Cup hopefuls would
relocate to Churchill after the weekend.